In recent years, there has been much interest in using the principle of dynamic substructuring as a framework for the testing of critical engineering components and systems. The most significant advantage of the method is that it can offer the opportunity to test full-size non-linear components within a laboratory environment. Such a test would be run in parallel with a real-time numerical simulation of the remaining part of the overall system to be emulated. Potentially, the most significant disadvantage of the method is the very high fidelity of control that is required, in order to achieve near-perfect synchronization of the test rig and the numerical model. This problem is further exacerbated by the presence of unknown and changing dynamic parameters, disturbances, and non-linearities in the test rig. The purpose of this paper is to lay a foundation for the linear control of dynamically sub-structured systems and, leading on from that, robust adaptive control via an extension to the adaptive minimal control synthesis (MCS) algorithm. Comparative simulation results from using the linear and adaptive control strategies are also included in the paper.
|Translated title of the contribution||Adaptive control of dynamically substructured systems: the single-input single-output case|
|Pages (from-to)||63 - 79|
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2006|